"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."
C. S. Lewis

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

True Freedom

"Slavery means obligatory service; freedom ought to mean willing service. Only a man or a nation educated for willing service to their neighbors is a really free man or free nation. All other theories of freedom are illusions. Freedom asking for rights and not willing for service means an endless quarrel crowning with unhappiness all its champions. Neither Pericles' republic nor Octavian's monarchy were States of happiness, but St. Paul's pan-human state, with a single Magna Charta of willing service, will be a State of Universal Happiness."

St. Nickolai of Zica, The Agony of the Church

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